Tag: vintage

3.5″ Floppy disk drive benchmarking (WHL #57)

Yeah, you read that right. Time for some serious benchmarking of good old floppy drives. The type of benchmark that the interwebs have been waiting for.

In case you’re questioning my mental health right now: Nope, not affected by COVID-19 or the “quarantine” (that only keeps me from delivering a 2U server and causes people to act strange in the supermarkets). I’ve gone mad quite a long time ago. Probably a glitch during assembly.

Now, I got four bad boys here, revving their, umm, stepper drives?
Alps Electric DF354H(121G), 33wk 2007 – full size 3.5″ […]


Palladium LA-1000 pre-amp and Revox Evolution stereo system (#P2)

Well, this weekend I’ve been busy replacing dead and leaked caps from something not too Wan-Hung-Lo-ish…a Palladium LA-1000 pre-amp (“Vorverstärker”) back from the 80’s. These are still sold for absurd amounts of money (just like the Revox described down below), so I decided it’s worth a shot. Details on that thing are scarce, and so I’d like to post the cap list in case someone also needs replacements for their dripping electron containers.

Type	Voltage	Count	Reichelt ###	Price	Total	
1µ0	50V	1	RAD FC 1,0/50	0,15 €	0,15 €	
3µ3	50V	1	RAD FC 3,3/50	0,10 €	0,10 €	
4µ7	35V	4	TON 4,7/63	0,39 €	1,56 €	<-- bipolar type!
10µ	16V	2	RAD FC 10/50	0,08 €	0,16 €	
10µ	35V	1	RAD FC 10/50	0,08 €	0,08 €	
22µ	25V	2	RAD FR 22/50	0,06 €	0,12 €	
22µ	50V	1	RAD FR 22/50	0,06 €	0,06 €	
47µ	50V	6	RAD LXZ 50/47	0,09 €	0,54 €	
100µ	16V	2	RAD FR 100/16	0,06 €	0,12 €	
100µ	35V	2	RAD FR 100/50	0,13 €	0,26 €	
100µ	50V	3	RAD FR 100/50	0,13 €	0,39 €	
220µ	10V	2	RAD FR 220/16	0,11 €	0,22 €	
220µ	25V	1	RAD FR 220/35	0,12 €	0,12 €	
220µ	35V	2	RAD FR 220/35	0,12 €	0,24 €	
330µ	35V	1	RAD FR 330/50	0,48 €	0,48 €	
1000µ	50V	5	RAD FR 1.000/50	0,99 €	4,95 €	

You'll notice some caps are binned together, mostly because there are e.g. […]